Cindy. Dog day afternoon … in winter. Long range shot of an African Harrier Hawk (Gymnogene). Max among the geraniums. The next door neighbours recently acquired two (formally) feral kittens ( for their young son, apparently) – the wife works at the zoo so although not confirmed yet we presume this was where they came … More Bits and bobs
Mané calculating the odds of a positive outcome with a Hadeda Ibis. Ark.
Female Amethyst Sunbird Benji on the front wall. Our resident Garden Orb Weaver. Hasn’t moved since she established her web among the lavender. Milkweed Locust. Mané – ”Did you see that?” Painted Lady Mr & Mrs. Flycatcher Ark
Was greeted by this sight from over the other side of the valley as I wandered to the edge of the property, coffee in hand this morning. Probably just some seasonal burning off of scrub. I hope it was nothing worse than that? What’s the buzz? Surprisingly, there are still a couple of tomato plants … More Bits n’ Bobs and odds and ends
Common Leopard – Phalanta phalantha A rare visitor indeed! Buffalo Heart Tomato – picked from the garden yesterday. Will ripen fully in a day or two. Best tasting tomatoes we have eaten. Hillbrow Post Office Tower – Saturday, After the Rain. Benji: ‘Check Diary – no appointments, have a snooze.’ Ark
Put on your ear-goggles and turn it up! Chingachgook Ark.
Jumping Spider Long Horned Beetle Virgil Kirby’s Dropwing. Fire Tailed Resin Bee Extremely harmless Scorpion Spider (Platyoides walteri) – even to Scottie and Nan. Garden Commodore. These butterflies have a Summer(wet) and a Winter (dry) form. First one I have seen this season. Tiny Lappet Moth caterpillar. Rescued from one of the cats, it is … More Bugs, Birds, Butterflies and Bits n’ Bobs
Millie – Siesta Watching Cricket. Leaving on a … Jacaranda Canopy. Suburb of Kensington. Stuck on the highway. Time for tea and cake? Hillbrow Tower. Ark
(In the shed) Brown Button Spider comes out of hiding. Benji outside the shed. Moon and Friend Orb Weaver makes her web under a Strelizia Sunday 3/11/19 Ark .
Just prior to transplanting a couple of roses this morning, Benji does a quick site inspection. Ark
On her return from the vet yesterday, Bobbi was feeling a bit under the weather. Maui was on hand to give her a hug. What friends are for, right? Ark
Kammy Through Lavender. Bronze Mannikins Lemon Tree Seedlings Mikey and Millie. ”Snuggling” Bobbi and Virgil Bougainvillea Benji keeping a wary eye on Val Bobbi, Cindy keeping a few clients occupied while their cakes are being iced.